Next holds a number of sales throughout the year and it usually causes a bit of a hype and people queuing outside stores overnight to grab the best of the bargains. To avoid the rush, there is always the Next Sale Online, but here’s how you can make the most of this, get a longed for Next VIP Sale Slot and get the things you want.
What Is A Next VIP Sale Slot?
The well coveted Next VIP Sale slots give you exclusive first access to the Next Sale Online before the sale opens to the public, typically 2 days in advance.
How Do I Get A Next VIP Sale Slot?
- You will need to be a Next Online/Directory Account holder with at least £250 credit available in order to be invited to access the VIP sale slots.
- Have placed an order using your Next Account that season and kept around 70% of what you have ordered.
- Have your email address entered and accept the marketing notification emails.
How Do I Know If I Have A Next VIP Sale Slot?
You will receive an email notification from Next inviting you to login and select a time slot. Slots are allocated on a first come first served basis and remain open for a few days. You can place as many orders as you like during this time.
Alternatively, you will see a notification in the account section when you login.
What Is The Best Way To Shop The Next VIP Sale Slot?
Once you have secured your time slot, you will have access to the sale listings. You can browse by age, category or product code/description at this stage, but you can’t add to basket just yet! Now ultimately when the VIP slots open, it’s a free for all. The slots span over a few days and you can miss out on some of the most popular items if you don’t have one of the first slots. However, there are a few tips, to make sure you are quick off the mark when your slot opens and hopefully bag the things you want.
Check Your Default Delivery Address
First things first… Login and ensure your default delivery address is your account address. I once set my delivery address to my work and this meant that I had to pay for my order in full at checkout.
Make a List
- Browse and take a note of the product codes of the items you would like to target when your slot opens.
- Do this on a Word document, then you can simply copy & paste (ctrl c & ctrl v) from your list to the search box.
- Put items in order of those you most want first. Big ticket furniture items, such as sofas, and designer items tend to go first.
Clear Your Schedule & Get Ready
Put your phone on silent, login to your account and you will see the VIP Sale section counting down to your slot time… Have your list at the ready!
Complete Regular Orders
During busy periods, the number of sale items you place in your basket may be restricted, so if you are placing a large order, check your basket and ensure you aren’t adding to a full basket… this will waste vital minutes!
Deliver To Home
From experience, your product are dispatched as they become available. On occasion, this can range from a few days to 4 weeks. So I really recommend opting for home delivery for the sale, to reduce the number of visits you make to the store. Plus the cost is small compared to the huge savings you’re already making!
Stay On The Next Sale Site
If you want to buy items from the non sale section, check out first. The Next Sale Site is separate and switching could cause you to lose your sale basket.
Lastly… good luck! Hopefully this will see you land the items that you’ve had your eye on for some time!